I’d had a Goodreads account for a while, but I hadn’t really used it. It felt like yet another social media commitment for which I have increasingly shrinking time. But a fellow writer and friend of mine – Christopher Mari (check out his books via the link) – recommended that I grab my own Author page at Goodreads. Apparently, it’s a good source for connecting with readers? And since I’ve got a published book under my belt, now, I figured it couldn’t hurt.
Here’s a screenshot of my Goodreads Author Pagemy Goodreads Author Page:
The long-form URL is https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18760553.Mayumi_Hirtzel?from_search=true
As you can see from the screenshot, my Goodreads “blog” is simply an RSS/Atom feed from my blog here. So you don’t have to follow anything different to keep up with me and my writing adventures. But maybe someone will find their way from there over to here, and I’ll be able to welcome some new friends!
Are you an active Goodreads participant reader or writer? Let me know in the comments, and we can connect!
Congrats! More authors need to take advantage of the Goodreads features–I am guilty of not using it to its fullest, but I feel like stronger, more authentic connections are made there than Amazon (as far as author platforms go).
Thanks, Kate! I’m going to try to update my reviews with 1 per week. (We’ll see how long that lasts.) I still prefer to interact via this site because my little stories and posts go here, but I can see how Goodreads is a preferable alternative for people who are not-me. 🙂
Here’s a link to Kate’s Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15170735.Kate_Johnston